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Near Decatur in Meigs County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Washington Ferry

 
 
Washington Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
1. Washington Ferry Marker
Inscription.  About 1807, Conley Hastings established a ferry at this site. Originally, it provided transportation between the town of Washington to the west and the Cherokee Territory to the east of the river, and later between the Rhea and Meigs County seats of Dayton and Decatur. It was an important transportation link until replaced by a bridge in 1994.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 35° 32.179′ N, 84° 52.589′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Tennessee, in Meigs County. Marker is on William Jennings Bryan Highway (State Highway 30) 0.1 miles west of Dearmond Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur TN 37322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Washington Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); David Campbell Memorial
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Town of Washington, Tennessee (approx. 1.7 miles away); Decatur United Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Meigs County War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wheeler's Crossing (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bryan College (approx. 7˝ miles away); Watts Bar Turbine (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Washington Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2020
2. Washington Ferry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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